Virus Health News

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1/9/2009
Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

1/7/2009
Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease

1/2/2009
To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away

Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

12/10/2008
Possible AIDS Treatment Shows Promise in Monkeys

It stops virus from fooling immune cells, researchers say

12/1/2008
Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage

Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

12/1/2008
Hopes for AIDS Vaccine Still Alive Despite Setbacks

The lesson from 2 failed trials: The science must be more vigorous, experts say

11/26/2008
Universal Testing, Prompt Treatment Could Slash HIV

Computer model suggests the strategy would lower infections by 95% within a decade

11/21/2008
New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered

2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species

11/13/2008
HIV Vaccine Failure Still Brings Insights

Researchers say lessons learned might one day lead to vaccine that works

11/12/2008
Way to Rescue Tired Immune Cells Fighting HIV Found

Discovery of pathway could lead to new treatments, researchers say

11/3/2008
U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually

Most frequent tumor sites were cervix, head and neck, government study finds

10/24/2008
Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold

Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

10/23/2008
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Called Safe

CDC found no heightened risk of blood clots, other conditions with Gardasil

10/21/2008
Inflammation, Coagulation Tied to Non-AIDS Deaths in HIV Cases

Some antiretroviral therapies boosted mortality from other diseases, study finds

10/14/2008
Scientists ID Virus That Infects Cancer Cells

Finding may lead to new treatments to attack other tumor subtypes, study says

9/30/2008
Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections

Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

9/4/2008
Scientists Spot New Twist in HIV Infection

Discovery brings better treatments, even a cure, a bit closer

8/26/2008
Health Tip: Taking an Antibiotic

You may need one -- or you may not

8/22/2008
DEET Works Because Mosquitoes Hate the Smell

Research upends theory that repellant masks person's odor and interferes with bugs' senses

8/6/2008
Researchers Find Genes That Influence West Nile Virus

Could lead to way to prevent, treat disease in humans

7/25/2008
HIV Patients Living Longer

Antiretroviral therapy has increased life expectancy by 13 years, researchers say

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

7/24/2008
Drug Holds Promise Against AIDS

Medication helps those with HIV who become treatment-resistant, study shows

7/15/2008
Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes

Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

7/2/2008
New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus

Driving herpes simplex out of hiding could bring about a cure, scientists say

6/26/2008
New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season

Hospital, doctor visits down sharply in many places, CDC reports

6/17/2008
Study Ties Herpes Virus to Emerging Form of Diabetes

French researchers say antibodies linked to disease found in Sub-Saharan Africans

5/22/2008
Coxsackievirus Infections Spiked in 2007: CDC

The germ usually causes mild disease, but can be life-threatening to newborns

5/21/2008
Vulnerability to Shingles May Hinge on Family

Most adults carry the virus but those with affected relatives at higher risk

5/20/2008
Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold

It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

5/14/2008
HPV Tied to Better Tongue, Tonsil Cancer Outcomes

Patients more likely to survive using chemoradiation, and new treatments may follow

5/6/2008
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus

Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

4/29/2008
Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle

Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

4/25/2008
Possible Viral Links to Lung Cancer Risk Uncovered

Two studies find connection between measles, HPV and most common lung cancer

4/25/2008
Clinical Symptoms Enough to Switch Drug Regimens for HIV Patients

Study showed little difference in survival when compared to expensive lab tests

4/4/2008
FDA OKs New Rotavirus Vaccine

It's designed to ward off gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea in children

4/4/2008
4/1/2008
Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells

Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses

3/31/2008
Researchers Successfully Test Ebola Vaccines

Work in primates points to possible weapon against human infection with deadly disease

3/27/2008
Biologists Discover How Dengue Virus Matures

Finding may aid efforts to treat other infections

3/25/2008
DNA-Based HPV Tests More Accurate Than Pap Smears

Findings show they detect more precancerous cervical lesions

3/25/2008
Dog Flu May Have Been Active as Early as 1999

Canine influenza affecting racing greyhounds closely related to horse virus, study says

3/6/2008
Scientists Engineer Protein That Could Battle Strep

California team's discovery may lead to a vaccine that wards off infections

2/29/2008
Monkey Gene That Blocks AIDS Viruses Evolved More Than Once

Findings hint epidemic is not unique to present, afflicted humans' primate ancestors

2/25/2008
Viral Infections Tied to Pregnancy Complications

Exposure, especially to herpes, linked to high blood pressure, preterm births, study finds

2/22/2008
Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production

Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

2/20/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Antibiotic Overuse

Help reduce antibiotic resistance

2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/12/2008
Vaccine Could Cut Bouts With Stomach Flu

Controlling quickly mutating noroviruses might mean yearly changes in formula

1/24/2008
Key Anthrax Virulence Factor Discovered

Bacterial nitric oxide protects pathogen from immune system attacks